London Borough of Greenwich
Also, there are support spaces for quiet group work, wc’s and a learning kitchen. The building is predominantly open plan, to support the schools progressive and fluid teaching style. Each classroom opens directly onto covered play spaces, which promotes the schools ‘open door’ policy. The design utilises innovative timber panels for the main structure. The panels were produced off site and delivered pre installed with insulation. The buildings structural walls were constructed in just under a week. Internally the spaces enjoy dramatic ceiling heights, with rooflights bringing lots of daylight into the heart of the playspaces. Externally we have used black stained timber cladding. Cut outs provide shelter for the entrance and play areas, and are identified by bright green painted render. As a learning tool the building is decorated with full scale animal silhouettes. The building attempts to use a simple form and traditional building techniques to provide an inspiring learning environment.
Photography by Dennis Gilbert/View